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a dozen flights of stairs to get them out. president obama and new jersey governor chris christie toured damaged areas of new jersey yesterday. the two put political differences aside to do what is right for victims of superstorm sandy. they walked through one of the hardest hit neighborhoods and visited a shelter. the federal communications you're going to be ok. he sprang into action immediately to help get us those things. it has been a great working relationship. >> president obama said his top priority is to get car restored. the federal communications commission says wireless service is improving in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. but serious outages remain in hard-hit areas like new jersey and new york. where cell phone users crowded around power strips yesterday to charge their phones. sandy's blow to mobile phone sites from virgina to massachusetts gives fresh impetus for federal requirements that wireless networks have backup power systems. phone companies went to court and blocked backup power rules proposed after hurricane katrina. a fomer f-c-c executive tells bloomberg
. >> good to see new york beginning to come back after that major storm. >> president obama has already declared a major disaster area and the states of new york and new jersey. the order means federal aid is now available to supplement state and local recovery efforts from hurricane sandy. assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of sandy. >> nearly 200 firefighters battled a massive six alarm fire that destroyed at least 80 homes in queens. the fire swept through the flooded neighborhood of breezy point right on the coast. strong winds fanned the flames causing them to jump from building to building. firefighters used small boats and waded through waist deep water to get to the fire. three minor injuries have been reported. >> all mass transit in the area remains shut down as well as the three major airports although jfk is expected to reopen today. rescuers brought hundreds of people to safety including some trapped on th
. >> president obama is canceling his appearance at a campaign event in ohio with former president bill clinton. he also canceled an event in virginia. >> michelle obama got out of washington a day early and spent the night here in chicago. she will fly to iowa for a couple campaign appearances and then get back to chicago where she will wait out the storm. she has canceled an appearance tomorrow in new hampshire. >> mitt romney cancelled events in virginia and new hampshire and is moving his campaign and land. inland. both campaigners are urging supporters to donate to storm charities. >> hms bounty was in distress about 90 mi. southeast of north carolina. the captain gave the order to abandon ship at a coast and the coast guard helicopter was sent to rescue crew members from lifeboats. two members of the cruel are still missing. this is a photo of the hms bounty known for the mutiny that took place. it was the start of the movie mutiny on the bounty starring marlon brando. >> the victim has been identified as 68 year-olda 68 year-old retired bus driver. his neighbors said he was a great g
you with your search. >> president obama will tour parts of new jersey this afternoon to survey damage left behind by super storm sandy. >> rescue efforts are still under way to save those stranded by a powerful storm surges. sandy is blamed for as many as 40 deaths in the united states. the cost of property damage and lost business is an estimated $20 billion. andrew cuomo just announced that limited commuter rail service will begin this afternoon in parts of new york and long island and said partial service will resume tomorrow in a few sections of the city's subway system carried he toured the sublease also. the governor also toward ground 0 which now has structural concerns due to severe flooding. several feet of standing water makes runways and ramps look more like a leak of an airport. it is not clear whether flooding caused damage inside the airport facility. jfk and newark international are open today but with limited service. questions are being raised about why a hospital was not evacuated before sandy hit. patients had to be evacuated to another hospital in the mid
unemployment is higher now than when president obama took office. he argued that he has a plan to make real changes to fix the job market. early voting ends tomorrow. in chicago. there is one early voting site per ward, plus the chicago election boardice she pleaded with a man for help, but claims he refused. a reporter tracked down that man, who will only go by the name "alan." he shared his side of the story. two year old brendan and four year old connor were found a few blocks away from that home. and the frustration continues to grow. in the aftermath of sandy. across 15 states and the district of columbia, 3-point-3 million customers remain without power. staten island was one of the hardest hit areas. at one point, a woman screamed at reporters that in the last 48 hours, all she had eaten was a slice of pizza. she told senatore chuck schumer "we are going to die. help arrived last night- when ten red cross trucks showed up with food, water and medicine. the super storm also dumped three feet of snow in west virginia and maryland. the national weather service says a nor-easter is pre
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